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Laxey Wheel, Isle of Man: 6 reviews and 14 photos

  The Laxey Waterwheel
by orlikins

It's 3 to climb up the spiral steps and admire the view of the Laxey Glens from a ledge above the wheel. If you're tall, you should be able to glimpse the coast and Laxey bay. Little munchkins like me can manage it on tip-toes or jumping up and down maniacally ;-) The big red wheel is set on the side of a hill, up from the local fire station, overlooking Laxey village. The wheel was originally used to pump water from the mines down to the valley. It still works. Now, you're hardly going to traipse all the way up to Laxey to ooh and aah over a big red wheel. There is more. If you walk up behind the wheel, you can take your choice of 3 mining trails. The longest it should take you is 45 minutes - which isn't so bad. During the summer, you can get the Snaefell Mountain Railway, which starts from Laxey and takes you all the way up to the top of the Island's highest peak. The service wasn't available when we were there, so I cant really comment much more about it.

Directions: North-East of the Isle of Man
Website: http://www.visitisleofman.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 15, 2003
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